Course DescriptionWith the soaring concerns of mental health issues, students need to be supported more than ever with their social and emotional development. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves teaching and modeling five lifelong skills: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. In this course, participants will learn how to weave SEL into the curriculum, which has been shown to increase academic outcomes and promote overall positive mental health among students. Participants will also explore strategies to support and enhance their own mental health and well-being.
By the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:
- Explore the impact of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) on students.
- Explore research-based instructional strategies to promote self-awareness skills among students
- Investigate research-based instructional strategies to promote self-management skills among students
- Examine research-based instructional strategies to promote social awareness and relationship skills among students
- Explore research-based strategies to promote responsible decision-making
- Review school-wide and district-wide SEL strategies and program implementation
- Understand the role families and communities play with SEL
- Develop a focus on the mental health and wellness of education professionals
This is specific for technology or online courses.
- Computer with word processing software
- Internet connection
- Software capable of reading PDF files
- Software capable of viewing PowerPoint presentations